Dining

Hyde Park Food Truck Festival on a roll

More vendors due Sunday at Chamber's newest event

It’s all about munching on First Sundays in Hyde Park. Bob Kampf/The Observer

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce’s opening session of its First Sunday Food Truck Festival went off without a hitch in June, and the second session is scheduled for this Sunday, July 6, on Route 9 at the former site of Hyde Park Motors, opposite Town Hall.

CIA hosting top chefs’ recipe exhibit

Included in the display are recipes, menus from the restaurants at which the chefs worked, quotes about the chefs from Claiborne’s food columns in The New York Times over the years, and other items from the extravagant birthday celebration.

A firm, flavorful slice of Rhinebeck

Bread alone is never enough at this cafe, to say the yeast!

Bread Alone - Front Cafe

A passion for yeast, flour and water — and a desire for a healthier lifestyle — inspired Dan Leader, a CIA alum with a resume that included cooking at top Manhattan restaurants, to move his family in 1983 from the Big Apple to the Catskills mountain town of Boiceville.

Enthusiastic diners welcome Market St.

Rhinebeck's hottest tables are at Chef Scappin's new eatery

Exterior at Market St.

On a recent Saturday night, a crowd of eager diners—empty nesters, young families, weekenders and couples—packed Market St. in Rhinebeck inside and out, making Gianni Scappin’s new Italian eatery the “it” restaurant of the moment.

Matchbox Cafe: A fine comfort food fix

Rhinebeck's Matchbox will light up your taste buds

Matchbox Cafe - Exterior

The signage, depicting a box of matches spouting scarlet flames through an open grill, ambiguously implores visitors to “Stay nice.” But there’s no misunderstanding the red awning announcing “Comfort Food & Cookies.”

Murray’s: good food for thought

Imaginative preparation of local ingredients is a taste treat in Tivoli

Murray's - Exterior

The transformation of Murray’s in Tivoli over the past year has been gradual. Each time my husband, Christopher, and I stopped in, it seemed that something was different. It wasn’t our imagination.